Idorenyin Sunday Isong
It has been reported that a dispute over ownership of oil-palm trees in Ukana Ikot Ayara community in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has taken an alarming dimension as one of the warring families has lost a member.
The Theink Newspaper reports that the deceased, Mr. Idorenyin Sunday Isong, according to family members, died on the night of Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Headquarters of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Uyo, after being detained overnight despite severe injuries allegedly sustained from beatings received from thugs and police officers hired by a certain Aniefiok Udo Umoren, who is involved in an ownership tussle over palm fruits with the deceased’s brother, Ifiok Sunday Isong.
Excerpts from a petition to the Inspector General of Police by Lawyer to the deceased’s family, Barr. Ifiok G. Udofia, allege that the deceased alongside his brother, Ifiok Sunday Isong, had an altercation with their kinsman, Aniefiok Udo Umoren, on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
“Aniefiok Udo Umoren brought out his phone and called some thugs named Idorenyin Sylvanus, Uduak Udo Akpan, and Ekemini Fabian Ette who came to the scene and joined in the argument supporting Aniefiok Udo Umoren.
“The thugs became very hostile and seriously beat up Ifiok Sunday Isong and wounded him in the process by inflicting a machete cut on his head”, the petition explained.
The petition also alleged that on Thursday, May 15, 2018, thugs and a team of police officers from the State Command Headquarters, Uyo, stormed the deceased’s family compound, “beating Ifiok Sunday Isong, his father Sunday Isong, the deceased Idorenyin Sunday Isong and the deceased’s mother Margaret Sunday Isong with their guns, sticks and matchet in the presence of the village head Chief Obot Eyo and to the utter consternation of other villagers.”
It added that the trio of the deceased, father and brother were taken by police to Uyo and detained overnight.
“On Wednesday, 16th day of May, 2018, one of the brothers to the deceased named Nsikak Sunday Isong went to State Criminal Investigation Department, Uyo, to facilitate the release of his brothers and his father on bail but instead the policemen on duty brought out the corpse home but Nsikak Sunday Isong stoutly refused to accept the corpse but inquired as to what led to the death of his brother to which the policemen could not give a satisfactory answer”, the petition narrated.
The deceased’s father, Mr. Sunday Isong -a 73 year old – while speaking with journalists implored the Akwa Ibom State Government and activists to wade into the matter. He confirmed that his son died in police custody. Checks on his body revealed severe wounds incurred from beatings. His son, Ifiok, also have bruises on his body.
Meanwhile, members of the deceased family have been invited to the zonal headquarters of the Police (Zone 6), calabar, Cross River State, for “investigation.”
The later dated May 31, 2018, demands them to make themselves available by June 5, 2018, by 11:00am.
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Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
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Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
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The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
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